The jurors were blown away by the quality of applicants received, but Case stood out with his statement, citing a passion for physical creation (not just digital!) and diving into a creative, risky world. We're happy to have you, Case - you're in great hands with Authorized to Work in the US, and we're looking forward to seeing what you create. Give Case a follow and checkout www.off-foot.com while you're at it!
Earlier this year, treat gallery announced a collaboration with Authorized to Work in the US Press. We released a juried competition that covers expenses for one artist to participate in a monthly risograph subscription for 6 months.
WHAT'S A RISOGRAPH?
Risograph is a digital duplicator with a process very similar to screen printing. Risographs print one color at a time, so for every color, the color drum in the machine has to be changed by the operator. Even though they were invented for office use, they quickly became an artist tool thanks to their vibrant colors, speed and efficiency.
WHAT WE'RE COVERING
The cost of the subscription service ($60/month, for 6 months) for the selected artist or designer who wishes to self-publish. Every month, the accepted artist will get 1-2 color prints of their work in a limited edition of 50. The possibilities are endless with the prints. You can sell them, online or in-person at events, have give-aways to drive social media engagements. You can do portfolio exchanges with other artists.
The competition was juried by Cem Koçyıldırım of Authorized to Work in the US Press and Sherri Littlefield of treat gallery.
ABOUT AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US
Authorized to Work in the US emerged from a foreign artist’s struggle for his work authorization in the United States. The artist received his MFA degree from Parsons Design & Technology program and got his OPT (F-1 Optional Practical Training) for a year. For his O-1b status (aka. O-1 Visa: Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement), he gathered reference letters from industry professionals, he put together his portfolio and his press appearances with many other documents. At the moment, he is authorized to work in the US for 3 more years and he uses his time in the United States to publish new work by local and international artists. He is also managing his own projects ranging from clothing to electronics and many more.